Lord Mandelson took a break from the campaign trail to visit bearings manufacturer Revolvo’s new facility at Yorks Park, Dudley, on April 12.
The visit, on which the Secretary of State for Business was accompanied by Ian Austin, Minister of State for Regional Affairs (West Midlands), came after the company announced its largest ever single export order, worth £1.2m, from Indian steel giant Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.
The ministers had a chance to see for themselves the new machineries and quality systems Revolvo invested in and the split and solid rolling element bearings it manufactures.
After the factory tour, Lord Mandelson said: “Revolvo are a great company investing in new machinery, producing world-beating products and winning business for Britain. They are exactly the sort of modern manufacturing company we need to do well for the future of the economy.”
The Secretary of State was shown how Revolvo’s investments and philosophy of continuous improvement were crucial in securing the contract with Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.
Adrian Menzies, sales & marketing director of Revolvo, said: “The synergy in our operations that we have been able to achieve through these investments is enabling us to penetrate new international markets, and to revolutionise traditional market sectors, especially with our innovative SRB split roller bearing design, which offers improved performance, reliability and life to reduce user operating costs.”